Alpine sights for sore eyes

Most breathtaking outlook points in Lower Austria: panorama views of the Alps and far-distant view of Ötscher – from Annaberg and Tirolerkogel

Refreshing prospects: Far distant views are guaranteed from the most popular lookout points in the Mostviertel. Standing on Anna-Alm or Kaiserthron, hikers and strollers can see all the way to mighty Ötscher. From Tirolerkogel the view extends across the Danube.

The Mostviertel promises superb prospects – with distant views of majestic Ötscher or into the Styrian Alps.

Vista in Annaberg

An 8 km hike starting in Annaberg takes hikers to the 1,400 m high plateau on Tirolerkogel with its many stunning views – a panorama that takes in the Styrian Alps and extends into the Danube Valley. Annabergerhaus attends to food and drink. Hikers can also explore the 1,334 m high Hennesteck from Annaberg. Once they arrive on the summit, they can look forward to stopping in at Stadlerhof or at Anna-Alm – with a grand view of Ötscher.

Marienstein and Kaiserthron

The walking trail to  Marienstein and to pristine Alpine vistas seems so isolated from the world. Sommerau is the starting point for a 4 km walk to Marienstein – a variation thereof is about 8 km long and starts at the Ötscher-Basis visitors center in Wienerbruck. From there, hikers can also reach  Kaiserthron. The circular trail takes hikers via Lassingfallsteig to the lookout point whose name (emperor’s throne) originated with a visit to this site by the Austrian emperor during one of his summers in the country back in the day.